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Revival hopes turn more elusive, India heads for new GDP low

4.2% would be the lowest growth since govt adopted a new base year for gross domestic product data in 2012.

Arvind Kejriwal

Nov 20, 2019, 11.35 AM IST



CM Arvind Kejriwal needs to take responsibility for pollution: Hardeep Singh Puri

As the poor air quality becomes an annual feature, Puri talks about why Delhi must implement the decongestion plan. He also discussed the need for setting the narrative right on Central Vista redevelopment plan and the country’s stand on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Sky is clear, no need for odd-even scheme extension: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on November 18 cleared the suspense...

No need of odd-even scheme now as pollution levels down: Kejriwal

The scheme concluded on November 15 with Kejriwal saying it could be extend...

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  • "Air quality is predicted to improve over the next two-three days. A final call on extending the odd even scheme will be taken on Monday...The residents cooperated very much in implementation of the scheme. There were 250-300 challans every day, which are very less considering the population," the chief minister said.

    "If need arises, we will extend it (odd-even scheme)," Kejriwal said in response to media queries on whether the scheme, aimed at curbing vehicular pollution, will be further extended. Delhi-NCR gasped for breath today as the smog from farm fires pushed pollution levels in the region towards the "emergency" zone for the third time in 15 days.

    Attacking the cricketer-turned politician, AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said not attending the meeting shows the criminal negligence and apathy towards air pollution in Delhi.

    Citizens of Delhi breathed toxic air again on Friday as the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded as 482. The increase of PM10 and PM 2.5 pol...

    "A final decision about extending the odd-even rule could be taken on Friday, depending on the situation of air pollution and outcome of a hearing pertaining to the scheme in the Supreme Court," a Delhi government functionary said. Kejriwal had earlier said the odd-even restrictions could be extended, if required.

    Being asked about the Delhi’s current situation on air pollution and ‘Odd-Even’ scheme, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “We all can see...

    BJP leader Vijay Goel once again staged protest against ‘odd-even scheme’ on Nov 14. He was accompanied by other party workers and they held...

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: This is how Delhi's sky looked on September 30 and this is how Delhi's sky looks now. So what changed ...

    Surprisingly, most BJP leaders did not personally tweet on the judgment, but retweeted the statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on the verdict. Union minister Nitin Gadkari posted a video on his official Twitter handle where he can be seen addressing the media. He said the people should respect the decision of the Supreme Court.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the decision came after people from the Sikh community requested the government to relax the rules as they celebrate the birth anniversary of their faith's founder on November 12. The national capital is witnessing the Odd-Even scheme from November 4 and it will continue till November 15 to keep air pollution in check.

    In government advertisements, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been claiming that levels of PM 2.5 (or particulate matters equal to smaller then 2.5 microns in diameter) reduced to an average of 115 between 2016 and 2018 from an average of 154 between 2012 and 2014, which amounted to a 25 per cent reduction.

    While addressing a press conference in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that only the Delhi government is providing the ...

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